Sony KD-55A8 : the other TV set from Sony

What is the new Sony KD-55A8 worth ?

Sony ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this KD-55A8, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
First, the size : 54.6 inches on this device.
Corresponding to the majority of the televisions sizes available on the market, the engineers have nevertheless used their expertise to obtain a remarkable finish.
Concerning technology, it is worth noting that this model is delivered with a Ultra HD 4K resolution.  This television is part of the main group of current TVs. It doesn’t completely stands out among its competitors with this choice of Ultra HD 4K.
Has the Sony succeeded in the challenge of an efficient television set. This is what we are going to see just after .

The design of the Sony KD-55A8

Sober but in line with current trends. Sony has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
A product that is correct in view of its price. A sleek but effective design. It has the potential to compete with other TV sets on the market.
In short, the Sony has really succeeded the design aspect of this TV, which does not go unnoticed no matter where it is installed. If when turned off it has such an effect, the sensations take on a whole new dimension when the screen of the Sony KD-55A8 is revealed.

The screen of the Sony KD-55A8

This model has a Ultra HD 4K display. With a screen size of 54.6 inches, this KD-55A8 meets the expectations of its range.Whatever the characteristics, it is still a beautiful screen. On this point, don’t worry.
With a frequency of 100 Hz, this TV has a better rendering compared to its competitors, in the same category.
Finally, Sony has chosen to put advanced technology on this TV, which makes it possible to have an Ultra HD 4K image quality .
To conclude the display part, we could say that it is interesting and effective; it is a mid-range TV that is worth the detour.

TV sound presentation Sony KD-55A8

A brief listening allows us to see that it does not work miracles. The sound is far from exceptional. That’s enough for TV shows, but not for home theater showings.
The television set is equipped with  several baffles with 10 W at output.

In short, the ultimate in sound gathered in this KD-55A8 Sony. The quality of manufacture allows you to immerse yourself in the best of home theater sound.

In conclusion, the sound of this TV will give you the majority of the sound spectrum. It’s average, but not of poor quality.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Sony KD-55A8

For the software part, the KD-55A8 Sony has an operating system Android 9.0 Pie; You will have plenty of time to discover the world of entertainment.
You will also be able to access the Internet, either through your Wi-Fi connection, or for the most geek among you via the LAN; you will then be able to download a whole bunch of applications and movies.
This software environment innovates on the Sony KD-55A8 with a new feature: control the television set with voice. Indeed, thanks to the voice control function, it is possible to change channels, TV sources, turn the TV volume up or down just by talking to it. Isn’t that convenient?

KD-55A8 from Sony – Its connectivity

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
In this TV range, the KD-55A8’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

It is with 13 possible connections that this KD-55A8 is presented. The Sony KD-55A8 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

In detail here are the available connections:
2 USB ports, 4 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 5 antenna inputs, 1 component plug (Video)

Technical characteristics of the Sony KD-55A8

Here is a summary chart of the technical features of the TV:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 52
Screen size in inches 54.6
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display frequency 100
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-T DVB-T2 DVB-S DVB-S2 DVB-C
Number of tuners 5
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 4
Number of audio outputs 1
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
HDR Dolby Vision Compatible Yes
DTS Sound Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 131 W

KD-55A8 from Sony – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
Sony chooses 4k technology. A wise choice that allows you to face a device with a well-defined image and quality sound rendering. It’s beautiful and powerful at the same time.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the display frequency, the sound power.

 

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